The man who’s been the guiding force behind Translink’s troubled Compass Card program is leaving his post.
Mike Madill, vice-president of enterprise initiatives is taking a vice-president’s job at Coast Mountain Bus Company. His duties will be split between two other people.
Madill says it’s always the plan to “transition” out of his job.
The transportation authority’s program for a smart transit card has been plagued by massive schedule delays and cost overruns.
The total budget has grown from $171 million to $194 million, and the card was supposed to roll out last fall to all customers. Some transit users have been testing it out, but Translink now looking at this fall for a full roll-out.
Madill is confident the program will still go ahead, saying the glitches are “waiting to be resolved but we’ll get there.”
The agency says it’s still working on when the Compass Card will be available for everyone.